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Taunton host their Spring Meeting on Thursday, March 1, when the opening action on the card, which includes two Class 3 events and carries in excess of a very generous £67k, is due off at 2.20pm, writes Richard Walsh.

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Devon’s Grand National takes place on Friday (February 23) when a prize fund of £25,000 will attract some of Britain’s best loved chasers alongside a supporting card tailor-made for racing’s rising stars, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Morning drizzle gave way to a pleasant, mild afternoon at Buckfastleigh where the South Pool Harriers point-to-point meeting featured eight quality runners for the £1,000 West Country Champion Steeplechase Mixed Open, writes Granville Taylor.

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Taunton host The C&S Electrical Wholesale Raceday on Tuesday, February 20, when the first of the six races on the card, which boasts a very generous £66,744 in prize money, gets under way at 2.15pm, writes Richard Walsh.

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A fantastic family day of point-to-point horse racing is on offer next weekend, beginning with the first of two meetings to take place at the popular track at Buckfastleigh, South Devon, on Sunday (February 18), writes Donna Harris.

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It’s been given the moniker Super Sunday, and judging by the entries, Exeter’s meeting this Sunday (February 11) looks set to live up to its name, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Exeter Racecourse’s annual Super Sunday meeting is on the second Sunday of the month (February 11) and takes place on what is now a scintillating weekend of sport in Devon with both Exeter Chiefs and Exeter City in action at home on Saturday, writes Lucy Johnson.

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The latest area point-to-point took place at Chipley Park on the final Sunday of January, writes Granville Taylor.

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The point-to-point horse racing season is back in full swing in the area this coming Sunday (January 28), with the scheduled meeting due to take place at the stunning location of Chipley Park, writes Donna Harris.

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Taunton host the Bathwick Tyres this coming Saturday (January 20) when the card boasts almost £79k in prize money and includes one Class 2 and two Class 3 events with the first race due off at 12.30pm, writes Richard Walsh.

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Darren Edwards reached a personal landmark of 250 career winners in the saddle with a double at the North Cornwall fixture at Wadebridge, writes Granville Taylor.

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The organisers of the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (May 2 to 6) have a new host in the recently acceded 12th Duke of Beaufort, Harry Somerset.

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Taunton racegoers can gallop into the new year at the Orchard Portman course when they host the Love Musgrove Raceday on Tuesday (January 9), which carries a handsome prize fund of nearly £63k and the first of the seven races goes to post at 12.35pm, writes Richard Walsh.

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Point-to-Point horse-racing gets back on track in the area on Sunday (January 7) when The North Cornwall host their meeting at the popular venue of The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, writes Donna Harris.

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The first Cornish point-to-point of the season drew plenty of runners and a good-sized crowd to the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge, writes Granville Taylor.

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There’s an opportunity to start 2018 in style and experience all the excitement of a day at the races at Exeter Racecourse on New Year’s Day, writes Lucy Johnson.

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The point-to-point horseracing season is now well under way, and this coming Sunday (December 10) sees the first of three scheduled meetings to take place at the popular winter fixture course, The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge.

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Bicton Arena in East Devon has announced a roster of new sponsors for the 2018 season with April’s International competition and its July grassroots– both run under the British Eventing banner – already full. Long term partners have agreed to carry on their support and new sponsors coming on board, writes Lucy Johnson.

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Cheltenham’s big-race winner bred by Pikes, Splash Of Ginge’s victory in Saturday’s BetVictor Gold Cup was celebrated wildly on the course by owner John Neild and friends, and with a sense of pride at a house in Sidbury, writes Carl Evans.

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The Devon and Cornwall area hosted the start of the new British point-to-point season with the Bishops Court Racing Club fixture at Ottery St Mary, writes Granville Taylor.

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